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General Information

Emergency Action

Ambulance and First Responder

An ambulance may well take 20 minutes to arrive, so it is pleasing that an NHS First Responder, David Wright, lives in our village. If you have a life threatening situation phone 999 and when on duty, David will be immediately contacted. His home phone number is 01295 711013.

Police

In an emergency telephone 999. Otherwise call 101 asking for Northamptonshire Police. Officers on the Brackley Safer Community Team can be contacted by calling 08453 700700 or by emailing SCTBrackley@northants.police.uk . However, crime reporting or concern about an individual's welfare should be reported using the 101 number. The Brackley Safer Community Team website can be found here.

Social Activities

RABBIT RING: An informal ladies' group, normally meeting monthly at the village hall on the third Tuesday at 8.00pm. Activities are varied, including speaker evenings, walks and outings. Contact: Mags Durham, Tel. 01295 710601.

THUMPERS: An informal men's group, normally meeting monthly at the village hall on the first Wednesday at 7.30pm. Again, activities are varied, including speaker and games evenings, walks and outings. Contact: Tony Limb, Tel. 07984 871716.

THE LITTLE BUNNIES: A playgroup for 0-5 year olds normally held in the village hall between 10.00am and 12.00noon on the first and third Thursday each month. Contact: Emma Bond, Tel. 01295 711090.

YOGA CLASSES: Yoga classes are normally held in the village hall weekly on Monday mornings. Contact: Ingrid Sylvester, Tel. 07884 285109.

GET FIT CLASSES: Classes are normally held on Tuesday evenings in the village hall. Contact: Jules Wells, Tel. 07887 616910

THE THREE CONIES INN

The inn has been part of Thorpe's social scene for nearly 400 years.

Organised activities held at the inn include a team in the local Aunt Sally league and the local Northamptonshire table skittles league.

www.threeconiesinn.co.uk . Tel. 01295 711025

Local Services

BULK DOMESTIC OIL ORDERING:(approximately three times a year)
The village co-ordinator for bulk delivery of domestic oil to houses in the parish is Liz Hutt, Tel. 01295 711030. Householders make direct payment to the supplier.

HIGHWAYS PROBLEMS
Highways problems, such as potholes and verge cutting issues, should be reported to Northamptonshire Highways using the Street Doctor reporting system.

MAIN WASTE RECYCLING CENTRE:
The Towcester centre (NN12 8AX) is normally closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Further information can be found from this link.

FARTHINGHOE RECYCLING & REUSE CENTRE: The Farthinghoe centre has restricted recycling facilities. This link provides further information.

LOCAL BUS SERVICE:
No scheduled bus service calls at the village. However a CountyConnect demand/response bus service is available necessitating pre-booking.

POWER CUT INFORMATION:
Contact Western Power Distribution. Tel. 0800 6783 105

STREET LIGHT NOT WORKING?
Contact the Parish Clerk who will report the failure.

AND FINALLY...WET WIPES!
Please do not flush away wet wipes. The village sewer system has been blocked by a build up of wet wipes. Please put them in the black refuse bin.

History of the Parish

ALL ABOUT THORPE MANDEVILLE:
A book describing Thorpe Mandeville - its history, buildings, people and social events from the Domesday Book to the mid 1990s.: over 110 pages including b&w photographs and maps. Price - £10 plus p&p if required. Contact Maurice Cole, Tel. 01295 711042

THORPE MANDEVILLE YESTERDAY:

A website history of Thorpe's schools, public houses, buildings and people can be found on the independent website: www.thorpe-mandeville.co.uk . Please go to this website if you are researching your ancestors in Thorpe and would like information from parish registers.